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The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood once said she based everything in The Handmaid’s Tale on something that really happened, and this claim of verisimilitude seems to be the guiding principle behind Hulu’s adaptation of her sacred text. It should be. Misogyny and public policy frequently intersect, and in this sense, Atwood’s story—about the handmaid Offred, whose fertility is used by the state to control her—is depressingly timeless. When Atwood says her story is rooted in a long-extant reality, believe her

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Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Christopher Meloni, Yvonne Strahovski, Ann Dowd